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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSULTING
SPECIALIZING IN PULSED POWER, HIGH VOLTAGE, AND POWER ELECTRONICS
FROM CONCEPT DEFINITION THROUGH VOLUME MANUFACTURING

 

What Types of Applications Does Ness Engineering Inc. Typically Design or Consult On?

Ness Engineering Inc. has development experience with a number of different pulsed power, high voltage, and power electronics R&D and commercial applications including (but not limited to):

  • Basic Scientific Research, such as:
    • The Superconducting Supercollider (SSC) and other Accelerator Projects
    • High Power Klystron and Microwave Source Development
    • Material Enrichment or Modification Processes
    • Fusion Research
  • Defense Related Research and Experiments, such as:
    • High Power Laser Research
    • High Power Microwave Effects
    • Electric guns (Railguns and Electro-Thermal Guns)
    • Electro-optic Sensing
    • Radar System Development and Support
  • Commercial Applications, such as:
    • Semiconductor Photolithography and Other Processes
    • Sterilization of Food, Water, Waste Materials, etc.
    • Flue Gas Cleanup
    • Paint Stripping and Surface Modification
    • Electric Rock Crushing and Mining
    • Radioisotope Production for Nuclear Medicine
    • Material Development and Characterization
    • X-Ray Systems for Medical and Industrial Use
    • Non-Destructive Testing of Composite Materials
    • Oil/Gas/Water Well Stimulation
    • Electromagnetic Metal Forming

What Type of Hardware Does Ness Engineering Inc. Typically Design?

Custom, high voltage, (often high power) power supplies and modulators (pulse generators) have been developed for a variety of applications.  In the case of the power supplies, output voltages range from 1 to 100’s of kV and average power levels from 1 to 1000 kW are possible.  In the case of the modulators, rep-rates can vary from ~dc to 100’s of kHz with similar voltage and average power levels. Peak power levels can often be substantially higher than the average powers. Quantities developed can range from single concepts/prototypes to volume production with 1000’s of units. Many of these systems utilize solid-state switching (SCRs, IGBTs, MOSFETs, etc.) and often incorporate magnetic pulse compression in order to generate fast output risetimes.


Ness Engineering Inc. is Ready for your Engineering Consulting Challenges With Cost Effective Support Based on:

  • Over 30 years of Industrial Pulsed Power Experience
  • 45 U.S. patents granted (and additional pending) involving Pulsed Power or High Voltage Technology
  • Advanced Technical Degree involving Pulsed Power R&D Graduate Research
  • A Broad Experience Base Including:
    • Technical Hardware Design
      • Pulsed Power Design
      • High Voltage
      • Power Electronics
      • Controls and Electronics Circuitry and Interfaces
      • Controls Software Development
      • Pulsed Power and High Voltage Diagnostics
      • Fast Data Acquisition Systems
      • Mechanical Design and Packaging
      • Thermal Management and Cooling
      • System Integration and Engineering
    • Analyses
      • Trade-Off Analyses
      • Thermal Analyses
      • Efficiency Estimates and Measurements
      • Reliability, Maintainability, Hazard, and Safety
      • Third Party (UL / TUV) Testing and Evaluation
      • Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality
      • Manufacturing Cost Estimates and Cost Reduction
      • Design for Manufacturability
    • Computer Modeling, Simulation, and Design Tools
    • Design Transition to Volume Production
      • Part and Module Specifications
      • Multi-Level Bill-of-Material (BOM) Creation
      • Piece Part, Sub-Assembly, and Assembly Detailed Drawings
      • Procurement and Vendor Qualification
      • Assembly, Test, and Troubleshooting Procedures
      • Staffing and Training
      • Logistics, Spares Stocking, and Field Service
      • Third Party (e.g. UL, TUV) Test and Evaluation Assistance
      • High Voltage R&D and Pulsed Power Specific Safety Training

Ness Engineering Inc. has the Proven Capability to Develop State-of-the-Art Equipment


Ness Engineering Inc. is the Only Pulsed Power / High Voltage Consulting Firm in the World with These Unique Capabilities

  • Well Qualified as a Practicing Engineer with Over 30 Years of Experience in Industrial Pulsed Power, High Voltage, and Power Electronics
  • Expertise in All Phases of Development from Design Concepts to Volume Production, Testing, Logistics, Field Support, and Third Party (e.g. UL, TUV, etc.) Safety Certification
  • Proven Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Successfully Implement Pulsed Power / High Voltage Technology into a Highly Demanding Commercial Application

Ness Engineering Inc. has Successfully Worked With and Assisted the Following Companies:

  • Advanced Molecular Imaging Systems Inc. (AMISI)
  • Agilent Technologies Inc.
  • Assembly Technology Inc.
  • BD Engineering
  • Barbour Well Inc.
  • Belvac Production Machinery
  • CNC Setup Inc.
  • Cooper Consulting Services
  • Current Audio LLC
  • Cymer
  • D&K Engineering
  • Dynamo Aviation
  • Excelitas Technologies Corp.
  • Excico
  • Excimer Laser Repair Corp.
  • Exelis
  • General Atomics
  • General Fusion Inc.
  • H-6 Systems
  • Helion Energy
  • Hologic Inc.
  • IDL Semiconductor
  • Illumina Inc.
  • Intevac Inc.
  • Intota Inc.
  • iPhoton Solutions Inc.
  • ITT Systems
  • KLA-Tencor
  • M7 Electro-Optics
  • Magnetics Inc.
  • MesoCoat Inc.
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Optiswitch Technology Corp.
  • Pulsed Power Technologies Inc.
  • Purdue University
  • QMAT Inc.
  • Ra Medical
  • Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
  • Selfrag AG
  • T&M Research Products Inc.
  • TPL
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • Valley Engineering Group
  • W.L. Gore and Associates
  • As Well as Many Others

 

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